The Citroen CX fastback/wagon was the last car designed by Citroën before it was taken over by Peugeot and subsequently turned into the French equivalent of watered down crepes. Today's CX is the enigmatic wagon version painted a horrific shade of coral pink that looks like it came right out of the latest edition of Crack Whore Fake Nails magazine. Ironically, it is the perfect color for a CX. Find this 1987 Citroen CX Station Wagon offered for $8,000 in Largo, FL via craigslist.
The CX used Citroën's bizarre oleopneumatic self
leveling suspension system and a transverse front mounted inline-4
the front wheels (this was a brake from the traditional DS layout of the
mid-longitudinal engine powering the front wheels, but probably much
cheaper to design/build/service). The CX isn't a bad way to get into a
bizzaro world designed French car that you might be able to drive every
day...but only if you've got a short commute or a forgiving boss.
Citroën sold over 1.2 million of the front drive CX platform between 1974 and 1991 but it was never officially exported in the
US, so for better or worse, you don't see many on the road. Thankfully with the global interweb thing, spare parts are just a few clicks away, but you might want to double check and make sure AAA will offer a towing policy for a CX.
The seller admits that he also has a 1987 Citroen Prestige fastback for sale, so you could try and get a package deal. See another oddball for cheap? firstname.lastname@example.org